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Mercyful Fate:  Fifteen Men (And A Bottle Of Rum)

transcribed by:  Russ Elton        :  mercyfuldiamond@yahoo.com
     edited by:  Langus            :  tlange@poczta.onet.pl
                 Marcel Weeterings :  eenerglanginternetadres@Hotmail.com
       solo by:  Augusto Rafaelli  :  rafaelli@onda.com.br

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Date last modified:  17-12-01

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Tuning: Standard

Riff 1                                        x2
e|---------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------------------|
D|-------9----------------------9--------9-7---|
A|---8-7----7-8-7-10-7-8----8-7----7-8-7-----8-|
E|-0----------------------0--------------------|

Riff 2 (verse)                      x2
e|------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------|
G|------------------------------------|
D|-----------4------------4---5--5--4-|
A|-----4-----5------4-----5---3--3--2-|
E|--2-----2------2-----2--------------|
  "1640....The Caribbean Sea..."

Riff 3
e|---------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------|
G|-------9----------------------9--------9-7---|
D|---8-7----7-8-7-10-7-8----8-7----7-8-7-----8-|
A|-0----------------------0--------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------|

e|------------------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------------------|
G|-------9----------------------9^r~--------9-7---|
D|---8-7----7-8-7-10-7-8----8-7-------7-8-7-----8-|
A|-0----------------------0-----------------------|
E|------------------------------------------------|

Riff 4 (verse part 2)                x2
e|------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------|
G|------------------------------------|
D|-----------5------------5---6--6--5-|
A|-----5-----6------5-----6---4--4--3-|
E|--3-----3------3-----3--------------|
   "Heading for a Western shore..."

Play Riff 1  x2  "The Unicorn....."

Bridge (listen to song for number of notes) 
                                           x2
e|------------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------------|
G|------------------------------------------|
D|----------------------------------------3-|
A|-3p0-0000-3p0-0000--4--3p0-0000-3p0-00--1-|
E|--------------------2---------------------|
       ****     ****         ****     **
                                          x4
e|-----------------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------------|
G|-----------------------------------------|
D|--------------------6------------------7-|
A|--------------------4------------------5-|
E|-3p0-0000-3p0-0000-----3p0-0000-3p0-00---|
       ****     ****         ****     ** 
  "Just...after midnight..."
                                          x2
e|-----------------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------------|
G|-----------------------------------------|
D|--------------------8--------------8-7-7-|
A|-3p0-0000-3p0-0000--6--3p0-000000--6-5-5-|
E|-----------------------------------------|
       ****     ****         ****** 
   "Ohhh.....they were heading...."
  -                                       x2
e|-----------------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------------|
G|-----------------------------------------|
D|--------------------6------------------7-|
A|--------------------4------------------5-|
E|-3p0-0000-3p0-0000-----3p0-0000-3p0-00---|
       ****     ****         ****     ** 
   "Just...after midnight..."                                  

Solo 2 [Michael Denner]

 |01
 |
 |   h+e e+E s
e|-------------|
B|-------------|
G|4:-7b9-9r7-5-|
D|4:-----------|
A|-------------|
E|-------------|

 |02
 |   ==3== ==3==
 | e s s s e e e s s s s s s s s
e|-------------------------------|
B|---5h7p5-----------------------|
G|-7-5h7p5-5\4---4-----4h5-7p5p4-|
D|-------------7---5h7-----------|
A|-------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------|

 |03
 |         ======6====== =====6=====
 | s s s s s s s s  s  s s s s s s s  +  q +
e|-----------------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------------|
G|-----5h7-5p4---4-[0]h4p2-4p0-4h5h7-(7)b9-|
D|-5h7---------7---------------------------|
A|-----------------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------------|

 |04
 |
 | e s s  q  s s  s s  s s  s  s
e|-------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------|
G|---7/10-10-9h10p9----9-------9-|
D|------------------12---10h12---|
A|-------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------|

 |05
 |                           ===3====
 | s  s  s  s s  s s  s s  s s  s  s  s  s  s  s
e|------------------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------------------|
G|-10h12p10-9----9-10p9----9----------12----12-14p|
D|------------12--------12---12h13h14----14-------|
A|------------------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------------------|

 |06
 |
 | s  s  s  s  s  s  s  s  s  s  s  s  s  s  s  s  +
e|-------------------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------12h13p12----12-------12-|
G|-12----12-------12-13-14----------14----13h14----|
D|----14----12-14----------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------------------|

 |07
 |
 |      q+s s     s  s       h  +
e|----------------11-14-(14)b16-|
B|-(12)b14--14b16---------------|
G|------------------------------|
D|------------------------------|
A|------------------------------|
E|------------------------------|

 |08
 |
 | Q      s  s  e  e  q  +
e|---(16)r14p12-14-12----|
B|--------------------14-|
G|-----------------------|
D|-----------------------|
A|-----------------------|
E|-----------------------|

 |09 |10
 |   |
 | w + h h
e|---|------|
B|---|------|
G|---|------|
D|---|---X\-|
A|---|---X\-|
E|---|------|



Solo Rhythm :
                                          x2
e|-----------------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------------|
G|-----------------------------------------|
D|--------------------8--------------8-7-7-|
A|-3p0-0000-3p0-0000--6--3p0-000000--6-5-5-|
E|-----------------------------------------|
       ****     ****         ****** 
e|-------------------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------------------------|
D|----------4----------2----------4----------4-----|
A|----------2----------0----------2----------2-2-4-|
E|-0h2-2222---0h2-2222---0h2-2222---0h2-2222---0-2-|
       ****       ****       ****       ****
e|-------------------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------------------------|
D|----------6----------4----------6----------6-----|
A|----------4----------2----------4----------4-4-6-|
E|-2h4-4444---2h4-4444---2h4-4444---2h4-4444---2-4-|
       ****       ****       ****       **** 
e|---------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------------|
D|--------------5--4----------------5--4-|
A|-3p0-00000000-3--2---3p0-00000000-3--2-|
E|---------------------------------------|
 
e|------------------------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------------------------|
G|------------------------------------------------------|
D|--------------6--4----------------6--4--6--4--6-------|
A|-7p4-44444444-4--2---7p4-44444444-4--2--4--2--4-------|
E|------------------------------------------------3~-2~-|

End solo rhythm

Play Riff 1  x2
Play Riff 2  "1640....The Caribbean Sea..."
Play Riff 3
Play Riff 4  "The captain....."
Play Riff 1  x2  "Going down...."


Ending Part
             x4           x4
e|-----------|------------|
B|-----------|------------|
G|-----------|------------|           Play twice
D|--9---9----|-10---10----|
A|--7---7----|--8----8----|
E|----0---0--|----0----0--|
      *   *       *    * 
  "Fifteen men and a bottle of rum......"
                                                    x8     
e|----------------------------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------------------------|
G|----------------------------------------------------|
D|--7--9--------12-10---------------------7--9--------|
A|--5--7--------10--8---------------------5--7--------|
E|--------0-0-0-------0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-------0-0-0-|
          * * *       * * * * * * * * * *       * * * 
  "Listen hard on a stormy night..."

e|------------------------------|
B|------5-------------7---------|
G|--------5-------------7-------|
D|--5-------5-5---7-------7-7---|
A|--3---------3---5---------5---|
E|------------------------------|
  "It's a warning.....storm is coming"

                                                     x2     
e|----------------------------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------------------------|
G|----------------------------------------------------|
D|--7--9--------12-10---------------------7--9--------|
A|--5--7--------10--8---------------------5--7--------|
E|--------0-0-0-------0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-------0-0-0-|
          * * *       * * * * * * * * * *       * * * 
   "You better look out..."

Ending:
First play this:

Both guitars
e|-------------------------------------------------|
B|--15~~~--16^r--14~~~--16^r--13~~~--15^r--12~~~---|
G|-------------------------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------------------|

Then this:

Guitar 1
e|----------------------------------------|
B|--15~~~--16^r--14~~~--16^r--13~~~--15^r-|
G|----------------------------------------|
D|----------------------------------------|
A|----------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------|

Guitar 2
e|----------------------------------------|
B|--12~~~--12^r--10~~~--12^r---8~~~--12^r-|
G|----------------------------------------|
D|----------------------------------------|
A|----------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------|


e|------------------------------|
B|------------------------------|
G|------------------------------|
D|--7--9-------12-10-------7--9-|
A|--5--7-------10--8-------5--7-|
E|--5--7-0-0-0-10--8-0-0-0-5--7-|
         * * *       * * *

notation:
^   =  bend [ ^ = half, ^^ = whole, etc. ]
^r  =  bend and release
x   =  mute with fret-hand
*   =  mute with palm-hand
X\\ =  pick slide
h   =  hammer-on
p   =  pull-off
~   =  vibrato
t   =  tap-on
/   =  slide up
\   =  slide down
h.  =  harmonics
ah  =  artificial harmonic
(9) =  ghost note
tm  =  trem picking
tr  =  trill
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